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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGIO TOMASINELLI

Man Ray
DECANTER: REVOLVING DOORS
Estimate
180,000250,000
JUMP TO LOT
29

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGIO TOMASINELLI

Man Ray
DECANTER: REVOLVING DOORS
Estimate
180,000250,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modernités : de Rodin à Soulages

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Man Ray
1890 - 1976
DECANTER: REVOLVING DOORS
signed Man Ray and dated 1942 (lower right)
oil on canvasboard

 


76,5 x 50,6 cm; 30 1/8  x 20 in.
Painted in Hollywood in 1942.
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To be included in the Catalogue of the Paintings of Man Ray in preparation by Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum

Provenance

Luciano Anselmino, Galleria Il Fauno, Turin (acquired directly from the artist before 1972)
Dino Valla, Turin (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the family of the above by the present owner circa 1995

Exhibited

Pasadena, Art Institute, Retrospective Exhibition, 1913-1944, Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, Photographs by Man Ray, 1944, no. 38-VI
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, An Exhibition Retrospective and Prospective of the works of Man Ray, 1959, no. 35
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, Man Ray, 1966, no. 59
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen and Paris, Musée national d’art moderne, Man Ray, 1971-72, no. 29f, illustrated
Humlebaek (Denmark), Louisana Museum, Man Ray, 1972, no. 26f
Turin, Galleria Il Fauno, Man Ray, Revolving Doors, 1972, no. 6, illustrated in colour
Rome, Il Collezionista d’arte contemporanea, Man Ray, opere 1914-1973, 1973, p. 29, illustrated
New York, The New York Cultural Center, Man Ray, Inventor / Painter / Poet, 1974-75, no. 45f

Literature

Sarane Alexandrian, Man Ray, Paris, 1973, p. 22, illustrated in colour
Janus, Man Ray, Milan, 1973, no. 67, illustrated in colour
Janus, Tutti gli scritti, Milan, 1981, p. 81, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"Decanter
In this case the retort is inclined purely in the spirit of enjoyment; the mold produced by the contents is quite adventitious, but carried out with all the deliberation of a preconceived design. It acquires courage from its sudden change of function: built to reject it becomes an instrument of acceptance."
Man Ray

Modernités : de Rodin à Soulages

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Paris